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Birthdays in Music in May 1942

Birthdays in Music

  • May 4 Ronnie Bond, English drummer (Troggs-Wild Thing), born in Andover, Hampshire

Person of interestTammy Wynette

May 5 Tammy Wynette [Virginia Pugh], American country singer (Stand by your Man), born in Itawamba County, Mississippi (d. 1998)

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • May 8 Jim "Motorhead" Sherwood [Euclid James Sherwood], American rock musician (Mothers Of Invention), born in Arkansas City, Kansas (d. 2011)
  • May 9 Mike Millward, English musician (The Fourmost), born in Bromborough, Cheshire (d. 1966)
  • May 9 Tommy Roe, rocker (Hooray for Hazel), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • May 9 Val Garay, American record producer and engineer (Bette Davis Eyes), born in San Francisco, California
  • May 10 Bill Coday, American musician and singer (You’re Gonna Want Me), born in Coldwater, Mississippi (d. 2008)
  • May 10 Ingram Douglass Marshall, American composer (Alcatraz, Fragility Cycles), born in Mount Vernon, New York
  • May 12 Ian Dury, English rock musician (The Blockheads) and actor (Judge Dredd), born in Upminster, Essex (d. 2000)
  • May 12 Billy Swan, Cape Giradeau La, rocker (I Can Help)
  • May 13 Jim Douglas, jazz guitarist
  • May 14 Gerald Mark Shapiro, composer
  • May 17 Taj Mahal [Henry Saint Clair Fredericks, Jr.], American singer-songwriter (Real Thing), born in Harlem, New York
  • May 18 Rodney Dillard, rocker (Glittergrass)
  • May 20 Paula, [Jill Jackson], Tx, singer (Hey Paula)
  • May 22 Calvin Simon, American rock vocalist (Funkadelic-1 Nation Under a Groove), born in Beckley, West Virginia
  • May 22 Malika Sabirova, Soviet Tajik ballet dancer, born in Dushanbe, Tajikistan (d. 1982)
  • May 24 Derek Quinn, English guitarist (Freddie & Dreamers-I'm Telling You Now), born in Manchester, England
  • May 25 Brian "Blinky" Davison, British rocker (The Nice), born in Leicester, England (d. 2008)
  • May 26 Ray Ennis, England, guitar (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)
  • May 27 Priscilla Anne McLean, composer

About May 1942

How Old? 77 years old
Generation: Traditionalist or Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Signs: Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20), Gemini (May 21 - Jun 20)